reply to Anon
Re: Cheapter and easier to get HAHAHAHAHA, thank for the clueless post, havent laugh like this in a long time. 10 megs a sec? Man, follow your own advice and educate yourself.
Bottom line, DSL gives u more choices. Choice in speed, ISP, and services. Cable doesn't, u are stuck with one provider and if u dont the way the do business, too bad. But then again, since u are coming from AOL, it probably is the choice for u. ;o)
DSL may or may not give you more choices, depending on how far you are from the CO. Even then cable may still be a better value. You have to weigh all of your options.
DSL gives me the single option of 144/144 IDSL for around $100 a month.
Cable gives me the single option of 1500/300 for $39.00 a month.
AOL user or not (in my case definitely not), I think the decision is pretty much a no brainer, eh?
The way I look at it, cable is another broadband option. How it gets to my home is irrelevant. The only things I care about are reliability, speed, latency, and good pricing. If a DSL company offered me something faster or better than the cable I have now, I'd switch. Pretty simple stuff. Cable is not a monopoly as long as DSL is around providing people with more options.
100$!!!! for that service....where are you living Russia??????
reply to jhboricua
choices how? According to every map I can get DSL (zip 63033) however since SW Bell says they won't reconnect me (i had DSL with average 200 kbyte/sec downloads for a week) I can't get DSL, something about wire taps and they won't remove them. I have a dozen ISPs that swore to me over the phone that I could get DSL.
The phone lines are still owned by the phone company, if they say "no DSL" I'm shit out of luck.